Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability at The University of Texas at Austin, writes in The Daily Texan about the recent revitalization of Waller Creek on campus due to the work of Landscape Services, Environmental Health and Safety, and other UT entities.
Paying homage to one of its earliest black students, The University of Texas at Austin has purchased an historic commercial building designed by John Saunders Chase, the first African American to attend the university’s School of Architecture, to serve as a community engagement center.
As part of UT Austin’s 2017 Campus Sustainability Week, Jennifer Hrobar, Landscape Services urban forestry supervisor, and Laurel Treviño, outreach coordinator with the Jha Lab in the College of Natural Sciences’ Department of Integrative Biology, led a tour of the UT Orchard & Pollinator Garden.
The Green Offices Program is a points-based certification process developed to generate sustainable change in the workspace. It is coordinated by undergraduates through the Office of Sustainability (OS). Over the last three years, 32 offices across campus, including four within Financial and Administrative Services (ITS, OS, Office of VP for Legal Affairs, and the former Office for VP of University Operation) have been certified.
The Surplus Property Reuse Store is scheduled to open weekly beginning on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The store will be open on Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Building 30 at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. All members of the UT Austin community and the public are welcome to purchase items for their personal use.